Delightful and unusual piece by iconic early Australian jewellery firm Willis and Sons Circa 1900.
Seemingly delicate or perhaps dainty is a better term this exquisitely made and proportioned piece is constructed from 9ct rose gold throughout with a gold ‘wash’ or blooming to the verso giving the appearance of a higher yellow carat gold which was common for the era.
Manufactured around the turn of the century circa 1900 and featuring and open flower motif set to the centre with a natural round Persian turquoise cabochon. Quite naturalistic in styling this piece definitely exudes Art Nouveau overtones.
The turquoise is then surrounded by 19 tiny natural half seed pearls, so beautifully set and all original.
Suspended from this motif is an articulated drop also set with natural half seed pearls to an oval Persian Turquoise.
The original 9ct rose gold trace chain is as equally beautifully constructed with its also original 9ct stamped push-in barrel clasp.
The circumference of this necklace is 36.5cm… this is short. We have decided to leave this original chain to this piece but a jeweller could very easily acquire and pop on a longer chain for you, or perhaps add a couple of centimeters of similar chain to the ends closest to the clasp.
Please measure your neck circumference before considering purchase.
Natural Persian Turquoise
Natural half seed Pearl
Flower motif 1.9cm x 1.9cm approx
From top of flower to end. Turquoise is 4.3cm
‘Unicorn’ - for Willis and Sons
‘Wheatsheaf’ guarantee mark
Excellent antique condition. All Pearls and Turquoise are original, no replacements nor re-gluing. Chain is lovely strong and no repairs. Barrel clasp is in excellent order and secure.